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Poster: cosmicola Date: Jul 28, 2009 8:03pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: And another THING

Somebody uploaded it twice:

http://www.archive.org/details/TheThingFromAnotherWorld

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jul 28, 2009 9:25pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: And another THING

These are classics, major classics mostly. As much as it would be cool to be able to share flicks like these here, the fact is copyright laws exist for a reason. Now I don't know for sure that any of the above films are PD, but I seriously doubt that they are. I've noticed that quite a bit of copyright material has shown up here, but thanks to the sharp eye of Video Cellar, a lot has been taken down quickly. I recently had to take down some of my uploads, so I've made mistakes too. You have to be careful, or this site could get shut down. I remember another site, Stage6, that had to shut down, and there was a lot of copyright material there, such as tv shows like "Doctor Who" and "Space: 1999". I would hate for the same thing to happen here. I would hate to lose IA. So if you have something you want to put up, check here first and ask if it's copyright, then wait for a response from somebody like Video Cellar before you put it up. If it's copyright, you can't upload it here.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jul 29, 2009 12:06am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: And another THING

OK, I had a little time on my hands and checked USCO and, with the exception of "The Thing From The Other World", and I found registration numbers for all the above;
THEM
RE0000131473 / 1982-12-07
renewal for: LP0000004918 / 1955-06-27

2000 MANIACS
RE0000609112 / 1992-12-23
renewal for: PA0000230636 / 1965-10-15 (in notice 1964)

DARK EYES OF LONDON
PA0000859588 / 1997-04-30
registered under GATT/URAA

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
RE0000033722 / 1979-09-10
renewal for: LP0000001263 / 1951-09-18
(further renewal status unknown-possible)

I still tend to believe that THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD is copyright even if no information was available at USCO, and even though the renewal registration shown for THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is almost 30 years old, I'm pretty sure Fox renewed it again. Video cellar, do you think you could shed more light on this?

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jul 29, 2009 8:07am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: And another THING

Thing From Another World was renewed but the copyright office filed it incorrectly so doesn't always come up in a search. Here is the renewal info:

The Thing from another world; screenplay. By Charles Lederer & R K O Radio...
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000050597 / 1979-12-19
Renewal registration for: LP0000001053 / 1951-04-04
Title: The Thing from another world; screenplay. By Charles Lederer & R K O Radio Pictures, Inc.
Notes: Based on story, Who goes there? by John W. Campbell, Jr.
Copyright Claimant: R K O General, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The Thing from another world
Other Title: Who goes there?
Names: Lederer, Charles
Campbell, John W., Jr.
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
RKO General, Inc.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jul 30, 2009 2:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: And another THING

I checked and found all of these films gone except for "Dark Eyes of London". I guess that means it's PD which suits me just fine.

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Poster: OTRTim Date: Mar 31, 2011 6:23am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: And another THING

The Dark Eyes Of London/The Human Monster w/Bela Lugosi got taken down. Is it still undercopyright? I know Alpha Video,St. Clair Vision, & Diamond Entertainment as well as the AMC Monsterfest DVD of The Bela Lugosi Classics sells it as The Human Monster. I believe Sinister Cinema and Image Entertainment/The Roan Group have sold it under the British release title: The Dark Eyes Of London.